School Liability Attorneys Serving All of Maryland
Sending your child to school each day should not be cause for concern as a parent. Teachers and school administrators are responsible for ensuring the safety of your child during the time they are there throughout the day. However, accidents do unfortunately happen on a regular basis at school, causing children to suffer from serious injuries. If your child was the victim of an accident that occurred due to the negligence of his or her school, it is important that you take your legal options into consideration. These accidents can result in serious injuries, like broken bones, lacerations, emotional distress, and other burdens for your child to face in the long run. If you need an experienced legal team to help you hold your child’s school accountable for their negligence, contact the Ruben Law Firm today to discuss your case.
Types of School Liability
In the state of Maryland, schools are responsible for taking reasonable steps that promote the safety of students, teachers, and other staff. There are many types of accidents that can occur on school property, all of which we handle at the Ruben Law Firm. Our firm has years of experience proudly representing clients who have been involved in a wide range of accidents at school, including the following:
- Premises liability claims, such as a trip-and-fall or slip-and-fall, unsafe playground equipment, etc.
- Claims for intention injuries or the assault of a student by fellow students or staff
- Recreational injuries during gym class, recess, or a school sport
A few examples of common accidents that happen on school property can include the following:
- Injuries due to bullying by another student
- Injuries caused by poorly maintained or defective gym or playground equipment
- Falling classroom furniture or equipment
- Food poisoning in the cafeteria
- School bus accidents
School Liability Limitations
It can be difficult to file a personal injury claim against your child’s school, especially if it is public school because this is a government entity. Cases of this nature often require that the victim files a Notice of Claim with the party they wish to take action against, as a way to notify them about the impending suit. This acts as a deadline in a similar way to the statute of limitations. If a Notice of Claim is not filed within the deadline, you may not be able to pursue your claim against your child’s school. To learn about the deadlines that may apply to your situation, contact our firm today.
Contact an Anne Arundel County School Liability Attorney
For years, the Ruben Law Firm has proudly represented parents and their children who have been injured by the negligence of their school. If your child has suffered from an accident on school property that could have been avoided if the staff was more diligent, you may have a case that can help recover compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial burdens caused by the accident. To discuss your situation with a legal team you can trust, contact the Ruben Law Firm today.